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Golf legend Tiger Woods was hospitalized Tuesday after crashing his vehicle near Rancho Palos Verdes. Here’s what we know.

What happened?

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that it responded to a “single vehicle rollover traffic collision on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes.

” The statement confirmed that Woods was the driver and only occupant of the vehicle.

This morning @LMTLASD responded to a roll-over collision in which @TigerWoods was injured. Please see our statement...

— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) February 23, 2021

The crash occurred on a curvy, steep stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard, a major road that cuts through the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Law enforcement sources who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter told The Times that Woods was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of his SUV, which rolled multiple times before coming to a halt.

‘We have a rollover with someone trapped’

The first sheriff’s dispatch call went out around 7:15 a.m., giving the location of the accident and saying, “The vehicle ran off the road.”

In the midst of radio traffic directing units to the scene and coordinating the shutdown of traffic, another voice spoke with urgency at 7:25 a.m.: “Do we have an ETA for fire [department rescue units]? We have a rollover with someone trapped.”

According to the Sheriff’s Department, county firefighters and paramedics used the Jaws of Life to extricate Woods from his vehicle.

Was Tiger hurt?

Yes. The L.A. County Fire Department reported that the driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

In a statement, Woods’ manager, Mark Steinberg, said the golfer “suffered multiple leg injuries” and “is currently in surgery.”

Tiger Woods hospitalized after roll-over crash near Rancho Palos Verdes

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 23, 2021

Why was Tiger in town?

Woods was in Los Angeles as the host of the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, which concluded Sunday. He did not play in the event, as he was recovering from his fifth back surgery, but told CBS announcer Jim Nantz in an interview during the final round that he hoped to play in the Masters in April.

“God, I hope so. I’ve got to get there first,” Woods said in the interview. “A lot of it is based on my surgeons and doctors and therapist and making sure I do it correctly. This is the only back I’ve got, I don’t have much more wiggle room left.”

According to various reports, Woods was on the golf course for a Golf Digest photo shoot on Monday, and both retired NBA star Dwyane Wade and comedian David Spade tweeted they were playing with him Monday.

Golf lesson with this guy today. And you know what? He’s not bad… He picks things up very quickly. Good listener

— David Spade (@DavidSpade) February 23, 2021


Justin Thomas was speaking to reporters Tuesday just after the news broke about Woods, his close friend and fellow former world No. 1 golfer.

“I’m sick to my stomach ...” Thomas said during a news conference ahead of the WGC-Workday Championship at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. “I just hope he’s all right.”

Justin Thomas says he is "sick to his stomach" after learning about Tiger Woods car crash in LA. He found out minutes before his presser. #PGA

— 11Alive Sports (@11AliveSports) February 23, 2021

Other reactions:

Statement from the PGA TOUR on Tiger Woods.

Woods was involved in a single-car accident this morning in California and suffered multiple leg injuries.

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 23, 2021

Praying for my brother @TigerWoods as we all anxiously await more news.

Thinking of him and his entire family. ????

— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) February 23, 2021

Prayers up for @TigerWoods ????????????????????????

— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) February 23, 2021

Praying for you Brotha @TigerWoods ????????

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) February 23, 2021

Thinking of @TigerWoods this afternoon... prayers this is just the beginning of another major comeback ???? ????

— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) February 23, 2021

Prayers up for the GOAT @TigerWoods who was in an accident this morning. Was just with him yesterday. Don’t take not even a MOMENT for granted! I know you’re good because your Tiger within is a beast!!!

— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) February 23, 2021

Raider Nation please say a prayer for @TigerWoods, involved in a car crash in Palos Verdes.. TW, may Gods healing power and grace be with you!!

— Tim Brown (@81TimBrown) February 23, 2021

We praying for you @TigerWoods bounce back champ! ????????

— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) February 23, 2021

Prayers up for @TigerWoods ????????????????????????

— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) February 23, 2021

The world is rooting for you, Tiger.

Stay strong.

Jeremiah 33:6 - Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) February 23, 2021

Staff writers Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno. Chuck Schilken and Hayley Smith contributed to this report.

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  • By: William Parlee
  • February 26, 2021

The New York Yankees centerfielder, Aaron Hick’s girlfriend, is Cheyenne Woods, the niece of golf superstar Tiger Woods. Woods was in a horrible rollover car accident in California Tuesday morning. The 45-year-old golfer was nearly killed; only his seatbelt likely saved his life. The car hit a curb tumbled off a Golden State roadway. Wood suffered several severe lower leg fractures but is expected to recover.

“I think right now, we’re trying to make sure with everything that’s going on with the surgeries and stuff, that he’s just gonna be healthy again,” the Yankees center fielder said Thursday. “Making sure he can be a father again and being able to enjoy and run around and play with his kids is what’s important right now.”

Doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center described Woods’ “significant orthopedic injuries” in a statement released after his emergency surgery on Tuesday. He faces a long road to recovery that includes lengthy physical therapy and more operations on his shattered leg, medical experts have said. Whether Wood ever returns to pro golf is unknown, but after suffering multiple back surgeries and returning to win the Masters, if anyone can come back, it is Tiger Woods.

Hicks, who grew up playing golf in Southern California chasing some of Tiger Woods’ youth records, finished sixth in the celebrity division of last month’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Cheyenne Woods caddied for Hicks during the tournament. That is the only time HIcks has actually met Woods.  Other than baseball, Hick’s second love is the game of golf.

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Clint Frazier’s excellent play has continued into the 2021 spring training in Tampa, Florida. Frazier was a five-tool prospect but has not been given the MLB level opportunity to put together a full season. In 2021, nothing is blocking his way.

Frazier has always had a quick hot bat behind the plate, but his sub-par defense had always held him back from being the New York Yankee star that he could be, but all that changed in 2020 when the young man made an amazing transformation into a Gold Glove-like outfielder. The young star made it into the Gold Glove nominees gaining him a permanent place in the Yankee lineup.

If Frazier can show his numbers from 2020 across a full 2021 season, don’t be surprised if he’s named an All-Star. And don’t forget, assuming the Yankees’ lineup is fully healthy to begin the year, he should be in a much better position to produce since his numbers last year largely came when the roster wasn’t at full strength. If spring training is any indication, he seems on that route.

“I try not to think that I’m going to come into the season and just hit 60 home runs because of the way the offseason went,” Frazier said. “I think for me, the thing that I’m most excited about is the possibility to get a full season of at-bats. Really just to see kind of what I’m capable of because I do in my mind have expectations that I’d like to see come to fruition and the game is hard. It’s a lot harder, I feel like, playing in New York. But I feel like the last couple of years have prepared me for what it’s like to have highs and what it’s like to have lows and really how to find that happy medium to just go about my business the right way.”

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